As residential electricians, it is our obligation to ensure that Gold Coast homes are installed with safety switches (RCD's), functioning switchboards and the appropriate amount of smoke alarms. Ensuring that each of these items work correctly can prevent electrical shocks and help with fire safety.
Safety Switches (RCD)
These prevent power surges that may cause electric shocks. Properties built after 1992 are legally required to have these RCD's installed as well as any property that is being leased or rented. These safety switches should be tested regularly, ensuring your safety in case of an electrical fault.
This is the main area of where the electricity is distributed to your home from your electrical supplier. They are made up of many circuits, fuses and wires. Homes will generally have seperate circuits for lights, powerpoints and sometimes appliances will even be hardwired into their own separate circuit.
In Queensland, all residences must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms. This new legislation was issued on 1 January 2017 with a 10-year phased rollout. Interconnected AS 3786-2014 smoke alarms must be installed in all homes leased and sold from 1 January 2022 and then all other homes from 1st January 2027.
At 1ZAP Electrical, we can help keep your home safe and update to the current Queensland and Australian electrical standards. If you are unsure whether your home needs updating or is in line with the code - give us a call today and we can provide you with more information or arrange an inspection.